News & Views

Feature Story

Highlighting Our Advances in Community Health in 2017

June 21, 2018



Multi-cultural group of children on bikes smiling at camera

More than 1 million adults and children received health care and/or coverage from Kaiser Permanente through Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and our charitable health coverage and medical financial assistance programs in 2017.

In West Baltimore, Kaiser Permanente provided residents with free flu shots and a wide range of health screenings and services along with their haircuts through a partnership with barbershops and beauty salons.

A new breast cancer model developed by a Kaiser Permanente researcher and his colleagues will help health care providers more accurately predict breast cancer risk in Hispanic patients.

These stories — featured in the 2017 Community Health Snapshot — illustrate Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to creating better health outcomes for the 68 million people who live in the communities we serve.

Other stories featured in the snapshot include:

  • The new Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center — which produces its own electricity, heating and cooling — earned certification as a LEED Platinum health care facility.
  • Construction of the Baldwin Hills–Crenshaw Medical Offices helped to revitalize the community — with 40 percent of construction contracts going to diverse businesses owned by women, minorities or veterans. In addition, through a partnership with the nonprofit 2nd Call, Kaiser Permanente provided economic opportunity for formerly incarcerated individuals.

When we work together to build health into the places where we live, work, learn and play, we can help more people live the lives they want to live.